Andrew @ 'God Said This' - HOT MESS X-PRE$$!
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
A family dealing with a dying matriarch.
Everyone has theories about death.
Personally, you know my ass believes in HEAVEN and life after death. IT’S THE GOD IN ME!!!
But this play touches on more than what happens after we die. Sophie, a devout born-again Christian, and her sister, Hiro, who moved away from the family home in Kentucky to live in New York, are both dealing with the fact that their mom is battling cancer. Their father, James, is a recovering alcoholic. He is still a part of their lives, but doesn’t have a strong relationship with his daughters.
Whenever the whole family gets together, though, it’s always a major HOT MESS X-PRE$$!
Hiro and her father had passionate — and often petty — arguments about the most insignificant things.
I remember thinking:
Um, y’all a family of four... and you mean to tell me that you can’t get it together? Imagine what bigger families have to go through!
Okay, let’s get into the dying part…
So, one day at the hospital, as their mom was undergoing chemotherapy, Sophie broke down. She had just been in a serious car accident, and her car got completely totaled. She couldn't understand why bad things happened to good people!
Well, Sophie, when you find out the answer… LET ME KNOW, SIS! I’M PRETTY DAMN GOOD AND IDK WHY I HAVEN’T WON THE MEGA MILLIONS!
Sophie (rightfully) went off on how unfair it was that her alcoholic father and chain-smoking sister have the most amazing health, while she almost died in a car accident! In addition to dealing with her amazing mother dying of freaking cancer!
It’s not a secret that bad things happen to some of the best people.
Man, I’m sure there are whole books written
And theories on why that’s so,
But I guess we’ll never know,
oh gosh that just rhymed H-O!
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